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Greater Jakarta: Quran recital program launched

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 11 2019   /  01:17 am

The Bogor administration launched on Friday in Cibinong a Quran recital program called Bogor Ngaos for public school students in all districts.

The recitals are to take place every Friday morning, 30 minutes before school begins, a regulation stipulates. Bogor Regent Ade Munawaroh Yasin said she hoped the program would discourage students from spending too much time on Instagram and other social media platforms and keep them out of brawls. In the future, the local administration plans to make the program part of the curricula for students in the regency because, according to Ade, “a person who can recite the Quran is a better person”.

Ade also asked parents, especially mothers, to monitor their children by checking their bags before leaving for school to make sure they do not waste time on unproductive activities or get involved in fights.

“Checking the school ...